The devils drug; as it is known by most users; crack/cocaine is one of the most addictive and destructive drugs ever created. A former user quoted, “I would never wish this upon my worst enemy.”

This drug will create an overwhelming desire to experience the feeling of the first high over and over again. This will cause an addict to always be chasing this drug, and using for sometimes days, or even weeks on end.

Psychological Effects

  • Euphoria
  • Supreme confidence
  • Loss of appetite
  • Insomnia
  • Alertness
  • Increased energy
  • Intense craving for more
  • Paranoia

Crack/Cocaine became popular in the 1980’s throughout most of North America. It was easy to produce and distribute amongst drug users of all kinds. It presented numerous health risks to first time users, and even very deadly health risks for long time users.

Physiological effects

  • Constricted blood vessels
  • Dilated pupils
  • Increased body temperature
  • Increased blood pressure
  • Rapid heart rate
  • Violent behaviour
  • Restlessness
  • Irritability
  • Anxiety
  • Death due to cardiac or respiratory arrest

With the nature of this drug being a continual chase, a user can exhaust all financial means to keep them selves going. They will also in some cases go to every possible extent to acquire the drug and keep using.

These actions taken to keep using crack/cocaine can result in:

  • Homelessness
  • Prostitution
  • Robbery
  • Pawning all possessions
  • Theft
  • Breaking and entering
  • Lying
  • Deceiving
  • Manipulating

If a crack/cocaine addiction is affecting someone you know, call out toll free line right away at 1-877-782-7409, or visit our web site at

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Author's Bio: 

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